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Synth Workshop - New TV Series

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:56 am
by synthworkshop
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Re: Synth Workshop - New TV Series

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:38 am
by Zamise
Sorry if this sounds bad, its cool, but do the vids get any more interesting after the first few minutes? I was expecting more workshop type things and explaining how stuff works. Maybe I just need to sit still for a while and get past all the droning?

Might be worth a look back again later, so keep at it.

Re: Synth Workshop - New TV Series

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:54 pm
by Synthaholic
It's more of a 10-minute jam followed by introductions... basically they just say what synths they're using (which I already knew just from looking at them), not much beyond that. Not exactly a "workshop" but a cool video nonetheless.

It's funny how they said "Korg Mono Poly" instead of pronouncing it like the board game (Monopoly). ;)

Gives you some idea of how the synths sound. I liked that Vangelis-like sound he got out of the Mono/Poly.

Re: Synth Workshop - New TV Series

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:09 pm
by Z
Synthaholic wrote:
It's funny how they said "Korg Mono Poly" instead of pronouncing it like the board game (Monopoly). ;)
I pronounce it Mono Poly becasue it's called Mono/Poly, not Monopoly (which I'm always annoyed when I hear it pronouced like the game).

Re: Synth Workshop - New TV Series

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:02 pm
by Synthaholic
Z wrote:
Synthaholic wrote:
It's funny how they said "Korg Mono Poly" instead of pronouncing it like the board game (Monopoly). ;)
I pronounce it Mono Poly becasue it's called Mono/Poly, not Monopoly (which I'm always annoyed when I hear it pronouced like the game).
But, I'm betting when Korg came up with the name, they probably thought "Mono/Poly... monopoly!" I tend to pronounce things in the most efficient way.

When I was watching the video, I didn't even know there was a Mono/Poly there 'till he started playing on it. It was pretty well hidden (though some of the overhead shots showed it...and then I'm going, where is it in the rig??)

Re: Synth Workshop - New TV Series

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:26 pm
by CZ Rider
From a Korg add.......
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Re: Synth Workshop - New TV Series

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:58 pm
by AstroDan
That ad just furthered the confusion. :)

Re: Synth Workshop - New TV Series

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:29 pm
by 30h5
I always thought the Mono/Poly was pronounced like the board game but have heard it pronounced both ways. As far as the video is concerned.... #-o

Re: Synth Workshop - New TV Series

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:55 am
by OriginalJambo
I feel dirty for not only getting the first Final Fantasy VII reference, but for actually programming the arpeggiator to play that very same sequence a short while after I got it. #-o

Oh and for the record I also refer to it as the "Mono", "Poly".

Re: Synth Workshop - New TV Series

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:47 am
by synthworkshop
Killer dudes, actually working on getting some "workshop" footage. Gotta hit up some yocals and get a rigg checkin or see whos fixing what and stuff. and thanks for the backup on the Mono Poly, never even crossed my mind as the monopoly.

-->SW

Re: Synth Workshop - New TV Series

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:36 am
by Stab Frenzy
This belongs in the Listening Lounge.

Re: Synth Workshop - New TV Series

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:14 am
by Ashe37
1: when shooting video, shoot a green screen not blue. There's a long detailed explanation, but let's just say there's more color data in green than blue on video.

2: don't wear blue in front of a blue screen, don't wear green in front of a green screen.

I think by "workshop" they were thinking more sound design stuff, not "fixing your broke synth" stuff.

Re: Synth Workshop - New TV Series

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:32 am
by Automatic Gainsay
Z wrote:
Synthaholic wrote:
It's funny how they said "Korg Mono Poly" instead of pronouncing it like the board game (Monopoly). ;)
I pronounce it Mono Poly becasue it's called Mono/Poly, not Monopoly (which I'm always annoyed when I hear it pronouced like the game).
You should try not to get annoyed.

I used to pronounce it anti-game myself, until I heard Korg's own audio demo tape in which Korg pronounces it like the game.
From that point on, I pronounced it like the game.
It has a dual meaning, you see... based on the quote CZ posted.

Re: Synth Workshop - New TV Series

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:04 am
by Mr Knesh
I think I just lost the game. Like eighty times...
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Teh Game

Re: Synth Workshop - New TV Series

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:25 pm
by steveman
Ashe37 wrote:1: when shooting video, shoot a green screen not blue. There's a long detailed explanation, but let's just say there's more color data in green than blue on video.
There's no more colour information in a green screen than a blue screen. Digital video works in YUV colour space, blue - yellow being the U axis, red - cyan being the V axis.
The advantage green does have over blue is a greater range of luminance levels, so if you want to derive cast shadows from the 'talent' in front of a chroma key screen, green gives you more shadow detail. If all you're doing is filling a background with video (like in the workshop) either will work fine.
Blue was originally chosen in the days of primitive keyers as it was the primary colour furthest from the human face, additionally blue is the smallest contributor to luminance so you can use the difference between blue and luma to help separate the 'talent' from the blue screen.

Here ends 'TV tech talk' part 1 :), back to the synths....